For years, American men have looked to Erin Andrews as the icon of female sports broadcasters. No disrespect intended towards the lovely Ms. Andrews, but after SportsByBrooks introduced us to Charlotte Jackson, it looks like our friends across the pond might be a step ahead of us in this one.
Erin is in the running to win her 2nd straight "America's Sexiest Sportscaster" award from Playboy, and she is expected to win again. [VOTE NOW!] However, I think their award is a bit restrictive, and leaves out the woman who might be the world's sexiest sportscaster. Jill Arrington won the inaugural award from Playboy, and Andrews won it last year, and most believe she'll win it again this year.
Setanta Sports News in the UK employs a lovely lady by the name of Charlotte Jackson. Ms. Jackson won Sport Magazine's popularity contest among its viewership, based on page views on their website. Charlotte had more views than the likes of Stacy Keibler, Leryn Franco, Nicole Scherzinger and Ana Ivanovic. That's mighty impressive, but there's good reason.
A little background, from her interview with AskMen.com:
"Born in Hampshire England, in 1978, sports-mad Charlotte Jackson represented her county in lacrosse and tennis, while her mother a PE teacher is a former England lacrosse player.
She began her modeling career in 2005 and went on to become a presenter on several sports-related websites including Football365 and golf365. She also presented the coverage for the National Hunt Festival for the official Cheltenham website in 2006 before joining Setanta news the following year.
Charlotte Jackson is also a fan of horse-riding and boxing, having competed in the event Catfight at the Hammersmith Palais in 2007."
Although she did some modeling for various companies, she's not just some clueless bimbo who has no real credentials, or a former athlete who simply wasn't meant for the broadcasting booth. She is a very legitimate, very intelligent analyst. Seriously. Want proof?
Notice that she predicts a 3-0 win for Manchester United over West Brom (around the 1:00 mark in the video). What was the final score in that one? 4-0, Man U. Clearly she knows her stuff.
How does she match up against the crown princess of American sports broadcasting? Let's find out...
Live Action Shot:
Overdressed For The Occasion:
Obligatory Butt Shot:
Sexy Magazine Shoot:
While Erin Andrews is certainly a nice girl, it's obvious that the UK has us beat in this department. In fact, it's really not even close. When Playboy announces the winner of their "America's Sexiest Sportscaster" contest, we know that it will be a hollow title, because no matter who it is, she won't compare to the UK's Sexiest Sportscaster, Charlotte Jackson.
Here are some more pics of Ms. Jackson (click on the pictures for larger versions):